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Old 12-06-12, 17:42
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Default Who will sky miss most?

We could set up a poll (not that I know how to do that), with the question: who will sky miss most:

Yates
Jullich
Leinders
Rogers
Dowsett
Flecha
Nourdhaug
AN other

Might be interesting to see how the "debate" has shifted forum members opinions.

Do polls have to be in new separate threads?
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Old 12-06-12, 17:56
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There are now 200,000 more people cycling regularly in Britain than there were a year ago:

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/abo...lar-cyclists-0

Look at all the good things they're doing!
Well, well, well a boost in cycling at all levels including the UCI's competitive niche while a British road cycling team has a magical 2012 season. At least the UCI's big sponsors Shimano, Merida and Giant will like that news.

It's easy to criticize the numbers though. It looks like they are taking a sample, then blindly factoring from there, which is classic Marketing hype and not terribly truthful.
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Old 12-06-12, 18:01
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We could set up a poll (not that I know how to do that), with the question: who will sky miss most:

Yates
Jullich
Leinders
Rogers
Dowsett
Flecha
Nourdhaug
AN other

Might be interesting to see how the "debate" has shifted forum members opinions.

Do polls have to be in new separate threads?
Yes they do - I've added it for you.
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Old 12-06-12, 18:07
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That is very kind of you .. i think there are a few ways of looking at this statement. The way they completely crushed the peloton this year and the line "back off performance" does not sound like bad morale .. more like no more hot sauce..
Indeed. When Brailsford started talking about "relaxing" their zero-tolerance policy, performance went through the roof. Now he's talking about having a much stricter policy and hinting that there could be a decrease in performance...

Makes you wonder whether he's just really bad at PR or if he's actually giving us little hints on purpose. I guess the theory will be "confirmed" when we see how they perform next year (particularly the 4 remaining Tenerife guys)
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Indeed. When Brailsford started talking about "relaxing" their zero-tolerance policy, performance went through the roof. Now he's talking about having a much stricter policy and hinting that there could be a decrease in performance...

Makes you wonder whether he's just really bad at PR or if he's actually giving us little hints on purpose. I guess the theory will be "confirmed" when we see how they perform next year (particularly the 4 remaining Tenerife guys)
You mean 5, right?

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Old 12-06-12, 20:17
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They've still got Ferrari so they'll be just fine.
Not sure they work with Ferrari, did anyone notice in the usada files Ferrari telling LA during the last stages of the '09 TdF "thank you for killing that Garmin" in an email ?

Was it about Wiggins ? (both where fighting for the podium at that time)
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Old 12-06-12, 22:00
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I feel so annoyed.

A group of lads I go out with are so in love iwth the a year in yellow doc and just cannot see through all the BS thats there.

Its bloody Man Utd all over.
I bet JV is kicking himself for not getting some media sponsorship happening - it's a delicious coup of PR perfection, I reckon.

Has there ever been another pro cycling team sponsored by a large media org?

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Old 12-06-12, 22:07
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An ex Sky just posted that zero policy wasn't a publicity stunt.

You don't employ Yates, Flecha or Rogers without maybe wanting to ask about their history. And if we know them, Dave B did.
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Old 12-06-12, 22:58
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Didn't see those at the Tour. Think you're wrong.

[B]Dave Bruyneel might know better.
You are hard work Mr Hog and the cause of my Email getting cluttered up with complaints about you

If you have proof of a Sky/Ferrari link please share, if not please desist with that claim. Also, please stop the name conjunctions which are being reported as trolling.

Folks, lets get this thread back on track to a (aherm) healthy debate about all things Sky which MAY be clinic related

Cheers.
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Old 12-06-12, 23:09
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You are hard work Mr Hog and the cause of my Email getting cluttered up with complaints about you

If you have proof of a Sky/Ferrari link please share, if not please desist with that claim. Also, please stop the name conjunctions which are being reported as trolling.

Folks, lets get this thread back on track to a (aherm) healthy debate about all things Sky which MAY be clinic related

Cheers.
what boring clowns would report the name conjunctions? they're well funny keep going hoggers
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